Today's photoshoot was super-fun. Feminine movements, tinkling of metal on my outfit, and simple joy. I owe it all to belly dance.
What is belly dance, you ask? It's expressive dance of innumerable variations. Both its moves and costumes vary from region to region. While some associate it with Middle Eastern cultures, belly dance is practiced around the world.
I stumbled upon a belly dance costume yesterday while perusing an Egyptian clothing store. I enjoy visiting stores of different cultures to see what they have to offer. Their wares are often stuff unavailable at suburban American malls.
This outfit was deeply discounted and... wait for it... purple! So it matches my blog. I took that as a sign from the universe that someone wants me to have this cute costume.
Wanna dance with me?
Fantastic!!! Such an opulent shade!!! You can tell you feel good in this!!ReplyDelete
What fun!!! This must have been a delight to wear.ReplyDelete
I have some old bellydance videos I used to do to stay in shape. It is actually quite hard!
I also bought a bellydance wrap skirt. It was fun to make it shake.
This made me smile : ) Thanks for that!
Stunning - as always! I think the asymmetric hem is so flattering to your beautiful legs, and you look so happy in sparkly purple!ReplyDelete
Oooooh La La!ReplyDelete
Love this dress and the color on you! I could almost hear the tinkling of metal as you dance. So cool!ReplyDelete
Ooh, you look amazing in this colour! What a fun piece to play with. I took a bellydancing class many years ago - it's really hard, and a great workout.ReplyDelete
True! It's good exercise.Delete
Looks good. I like the matching makeup.ReplyDelete
Exotic Wear is always such Fun and I'm Loving how Beautifully you matched the make-up to the ensemble. Dawn... The BohemianReplyDelete
I tried extra hard!Delete
You look gorgeous in your belly dance outfit ... and of course the colour is just PERFECT!!!! Awesome find!ReplyDelete
Love it! I've always wanted to take a class but am too self-conscious. :P Anyway, love the matching makeup too!!ReplyDelete
So much fun! Gorgeous costume, love the color!ReplyDelete
What a fun costume! This is absolutely adorable--and love this color on you, momma :)ReplyDelete
Fabulous, it is kismet! Love it on you and the joy it brings. I think I want to take ballet.ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Wow! You look beautiful and SO Happy!ReplyDelete
I went to a bellydance class once and I loooooved it!ReplyDelete
Sending much love!
Rosa Larissa Klara
conscious lifestyle of mine
You look like a mermaid masquerading as a 20 s flapper!ReplyDelete
Stunning! Such fun and also gorgeous. Let's dance! xo Jazzy JackReplyDelete
That looks fun! And purple, can't go wrong with purple... My mother used to do belly dancing, she went to a weekly class. I was more into Samba myself.ReplyDelete
very much fun! and I love this dress on you Ally! You're so brave!ReplyDelete
Come on down and let me give you some dance lessons!ReplyDelete
That's you!!!!!!! Wow! Looks really fun.ReplyDelete
Yup! Uncloaked and alive. :-)Delete
Your kind of inspiring in this outfit. Clearly you're feeling the joyfulness of dressing up in fancy costumes and imagining. You've got some catching up to do girl!!ReplyDelete
Yes I do! I have an entire girlish childhood to experience so I'm diving in head-first.Delete
You sent me this post while I was at work and I was so excited!! What a fun find, and it is PURPLE!! I love all of your outfits, but when you do shoots like these, they are so special! <3ReplyDelete